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  • Il-Borro-Tuscan-Bistro-Dubai

    Dinner review: Il Borro Tuscan Bistro Dubai


    In its first venture outside of Italy, Il Borro is a Tuscan estate owned by the Ferragamo family, steeped with over 1,000 years of culinary heritage (and trust me, on taste of the food here, and you can really tell). Perched idyllically on the side of Jumeirah Al Naseem’s turtle rehabilitation lagoon, Il Borro offers a warm and welcoming, homely feel with a neutral colour scheme throughout.

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  • LAO-Palm-Jumeirah-review

    Dinner review: Lao, Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah


    Lao has been a stalwart of Dubai's dining scene ever since the hotel opened three years ago. But while it was previously known for serving pan-Asian cuisine, it has wisely switched tack. Today, it specialises in Vietnamese food – which, considering a vast majority of its staff hail from that particular part of South East Asia – is a very good thing

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  • Hoi-An-Dubai-review

    Dinner review: Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel Dubai


    As its name might suggest, Hoi An celebrates the best of Vietnam. But unlike some of its contemporaries – which tend to concentrate on the more pan-Asian elements of the cuisine – this small restaurant highlights the many French influences in modern-day Vietnamese food.

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  • brunch-Coya-Dubai-review

    Brunch review: Coya, Four Seasons


    From the moment you step through Coya’s doors, expect to be hit with a wave of tasteful fun. Alive with Peruvian vibrance, the atmosphere is inviting and a warm welcome ensures you’re in for a good time.

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  • bistrot-bagatelle-Dubai-review

    Dinner review: Bistrot Bagatelle


    On the surface, Bistrot Bagatelle in Dubai’s Fairmont hotel looks like a traditional French restaurant. There’s white table cloths, matching early 20th century décor and a brassy French singer, crooning jazz and blues songs late into the night...

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